Van Jones gets a new job
I’m not interested in rehashing fringe conspiracy theories, but the folks at the Center for American Progress seem remarkably unconcerned about their new colleague ‘s connection to the 9/11 “truthers.”
A brief thought experiment is in order: If a major conservative think tank hired anyone involved in the Obama “birther” movement, I’m pretty sure they would be pilloried in the media. And rightly so – buying into fringe conspiracy theories raises serious doubts about anyone’s professional qualifications. So why should CAP get a free pass on the Van Jones hiring? I can’t think of any good reasons.